Jan 24, 2011

Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, January 24, 2011

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Marketplace Morning Report for Monday, January 24, 2011

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Delaware court hears cases on sub-prime mortgage documents

Jan 24, 2011
Delaware's Federal Court will hear two cases today regarding two bankrupt sub-prime mortgage lenders. The cases ask whether the lenders can trash thousands of boxes of original loan documents. Alisa Roth explains.

Why U.S. corporations love Delaware

Jan 24, 2011
According to the State of Delaware's website there are more than 850,000 business entities that have their legal home in Delaware. Jeremy Hobson speaks with Charles Elson, head of the Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware about why U.S. corporations love Delaware.

Automakers will be asked to curb distracted driving

Jan 24, 2011
We all know using cell phones while driving is dangerous. The Department of Transportation is holding talks this week and may ask carmakers to help curb the urge to talk or text and drive. The Secretary of Transportation will ask the Big Three to join his initiative to stop distracted driving.

China prepares to take over its first bank inside the U.S.

Jan 24, 2011
The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, or ICBC is hoping to purchase 80 percent of the U.S. division of the Bank of East Asia. Rob Schmitz reports.

Irish political unrest could upset the bailout

Jan 24, 2011
Yesterday, Ireland's Green Party leaders withdrew their support from the ruling party and called for a new election. Louise Williams explains what this means for the Irish bailout, and for global economics.

Allan Sloan explains GMAC's good fortune

Jan 24, 2011
First, the government bailed out General Motors. Then Uncle Sam put taxpayer dough into GMAC -- the automaker's financing arm -- to keep it from going under. Without the help, G-MAC would've gone belly-up. Allan Sloan explains.

Getting to the heart of haggis

Jan 24, 2011
Haggis is a holiday staple of Robert Burns Night in Scotland, and as the country prepares to celebrate tomorrow, Jeremy Hobson speaks to Jo MacSween of MacSween Haggis about the country's traditional dish, and why it's so rare in the U.S.

Barclays could have a new bonus strategy

Jan 24, 2011
The British bank Barclays is reportedly planning a radical new way to pay bonuses. Stephen Beard explains.

Federal Reserve meetings gather international attention

Jan 24, 2011
The Federal Reserve begins two days of meeting tomorrow. These meetings could affect more than the U.S., as Paul Dales explains.

High fuel prices could bring new air passenger fees

Jan 24, 2011
The price of fuel is expected to spike in 2011, and that has airlines concerned about their bottom line. George Hobica of Airfarewatchdog.com has created a list of potential new air passenger fees that we could see soon.

The team

Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC